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The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20


Episode 7 Synopsis: To move against the Empire, the Mandalorian needs the help of an old enemy.

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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

Another solid episode written and directed by Famuyiwa. That pirates sequence felt like something he’d do with action figures. That shot of them all jumping on to the transport was cool.

Loved Bill Burr in this. I hope he continues to make appearances from time to time, but that seems kind of unlikely.


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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

Posted in the other thread but was announced yesterday S3 would drop around Christmas.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

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Posted in the other thread but was announced yesterday S3 would drop around Christmas.
Christmas 2021. (You know someone would’ve been like really?!?! So soon?!!!)
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Christmas 2021. (You know someone would’ve been like really?!?! So soon?!!!)
​​​​​​I expect people to have some common sense.
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Another great episode, loved it. IMO it brought back for me least the greatest sound effect in the Star Wars universe as well. When I saw the charge release from Fetts ship my eyes LIT UP, I was like no way and then that sonic bliss emanated from my sound system I was all HELL YEAH. Can’t wait to watch again with my son and I can crank it up to 11 to really hear it. Have to listen to quietly when he’s in bed at night.
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Oh yea. I loved seeing that bomb from AOTC return. That was awesome.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

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Loved Bill Burr in this. I hope he continues to make appearances from time to time, but that seems kind of unlikely.
Why unlikely? I have a feeling he is going to be on the new Rangers show. They really seemed to be setting that up with some of the dialogue with Cara Dune and the way she was acting. Like she wanted to recruit him. Just a feeling I got, though.

Great episode. Was that the last time we see Pascal's face?
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Yea, maybe on another show.

They way they left him though seemed like it would be forced to reintroduce him again (atleast in this show). I’d be all for him being a regular on Rangers.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

Great episode. This show is consistently excellent. Bill Burr is hilarious, and his dramatic scenes are believable as well.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

Yeah, pretty solid episode. That Imperial actor has been in a lot, I recognized him as Joe Chill from Batman Begins.

Gotta be a longer runtime next week right? We've been saying that all season though...
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

Good episode and nice to see Boba Fetts armor with a new paint job. Everytime i see Slave 1 in action it brings a smile to my face. Always loved that ship. And nice to see the bomb from AOTC, shame it wasnt used as well as in that movie.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

Watched again, looks like they gave a nod to ANH. When Mando and Burr are leaving the mess hall, they exit out onto the ledge. The first trooper coming out after them knocks his head while exiting and it makes a “doink” sound. Thinking that was a homage to the blooper of the stormtrooper who bangs his head on the blast door that was opening.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

TPS reports. Show is awesome.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

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TPS reports. Show is awesome.
That was great. I was like did he just say... hahaha
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

Loved this episode. Some may say it was filler, but it did a lot for both character and world building. I don't know if Lucasfilm has any further plans for Boba Fett after this season, but I hope they don't have him die in the finale. Don't know why that popped into my head as a possibility, but it seems like something they would do to get people to talk and more or less have him pass the torch to Mando as the new cool SW character.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer (S2E7) - 12/11/20

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Loved this episode. Some may say it was filler, but it did a lot for both character and world building. I don't know if Lucasfilm has any further plans for Boba Fett after this season, but I hope they don't have him die in the finale. Don't know why that popped into my head as a possibility, but it seems like something they would do to get people to talk and more or less have him pass the torch to Mando as the new cool SW character.
I can actually see that argument for this episode. Not that it was a bad episode but just that we've had some pretty incredible episodes this season and since this is the last episode before the season finale it did feel like not much happened this episode. Still highly enjoyable and I like how they showed how desperate Mando is to remove his helmet in front of othersand I LOVED showing some daily stormtrooper/imperial life. That exchange with Burr and the officer was so well done and a really great insight into life after the collapse of the empire. That's why this show is so awesome and exactly the level of "fan service" that I love. Yeah it was awesome seeing Boba Fett in refurbished armor and see those awesome implosion bombs from the Slave I. All awesome jaw dropping moments. But those subtle scenes that really flesh out the world of Star Wars is what really elevates this show and what I love about this series. Anyone can be like, "put Boba Fett in the series" but to actually take the time to write a scene about how an ex imperial trooper might feel confronting an imperial officer who we have seen so many times callously disregard the lives of the troopers under his command was just awesome. I wish we had more of that with Finn in the ST. JJ did a good job of introducing that concept in TFA but then it was quickly forgotten about by RJ in TLJ.

Also how awesome was that to see the inside of Slave I pivot around when changing orientation!
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Guess I'm in the minority here... This was easily my least favorite episode of the series. It felt like the writers were stalling before the finale. The pirate scene just went on and on. C'mon--we knew Mando & Co. would prevail. I'm not impressed with Mayfeld. And dank farrik--no Grogu at all?
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The Empire/Rebel dynamic was cool in that we actually got to see Empire troops celebrate for once. It humanized them when Burr and "Brown Eyes" entered the base. Everyone was happy and cheering and "Joe Chill" wants to have a drink and toast to battles of the past.
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Guess I'm in the minority here... This was easily my least favorite episode of the series. It felt like the writers were stalling before the finale. The pirate scene just went on and on. C'mon--we knew Mando & Co. would prevail. I'm not impressed with Mayfeld. And dank farrik--no Grogu at all?
I both agree and disagree. It really was a filler episode and a stall, but it was really done. The Empire and especially the Stormtroopers are always shown to be just mindless drones, but this was really a surprisingly nuanced show and humanized the Empire a bit. We tend to think of them as just pure evil but obviously they are not all like that.

I enjoyed it.

I do agree that either we get a super long episode or a SERIOUS cliffhanger next week.
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I liked how when Din was fighting the pirates he raised his arm to block a strike from a staff, as though he was still wearing his beskar, and the crappy Imperial armor just shattered.
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I can actually see that argument for this episode. Not that it was a bad episode but just that we've had some pretty incredible episodes this season and since this is the last episode before the season finale it did feel like not much happened this episode. Still highly enjoyable and I like how they showed how desperate Mando is to remove his helmet in front of othersand I LOVED showing some daily stormtrooper/imperial life. That exchange with Burr and the officer was so well done and a really great insight into life after the collapse of the empire. That's why this show is so awesome and exactly the level of "fan service" that I love. Yeah it was awesome seeing Boba Fett in refurbished armor and see those awesome implosion bombs from the Slave I. All awesome jaw dropping moments. But those subtle scenes that really flesh out the world of Star Wars is what really elevates this show and what I love about this series. Anyone can be like, "put Boba Fett in the series" but to actually take the time to write a scene about how an ex imperial trooper might feel confronting an imperial officer who we have seen so many times callously disregard the lives of the troopers under his command was just awesome. I wish we had more of that with Finn in the ST. JJ did a good job of introducing that concept in TFA but then it was quickly forgotten about by RJ in TLJ.

Also how awesome was that to see the inside of Slave I pivot around when changing orientation!

my wife was like why are so excited when the pivot happened. Super cool.
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I both agree and disagree. It really was a filler episode and a stall, but it was really done. The Empire and especially the Stormtroopers are always shown to be just mindless drones, but this was really a surprisingly nuanced show and humanized the Empire a bit. We tend to think of them as just pure evil but obviously they are not all like that.

I enjoyed it.

I do agree that either we get a super long episode or a SERIOUS cliffhanger next week.
I agree. It was interesting seeing Tie Fighters show up for the rescue, like we’ve seen X-Wings do so many times.
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Loved this episode, great balance of exciting action, and quiet, people talking to one another scenes.

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Great episode. Was that the last time we see Pascal's face?
I thought it was bizarre he grew a mustache. What for since no one is supposed to see it? Is there Movember in the Star Wars universe?

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